Blog archive: Sudan

  • 29th January 2017
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    Donald Trump ended his first week as president by signing an executive order that means citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen will not be allowed to enter the United States. Although the travel ban is one of a series of measures aimed – according to Trump – at "...
  • 18th April 2015
    By
    Brian Whitaker
      Lookalikes: Abozer Mohamed of Maarij (left) and Abozer Elmana Elligai of GNRD (right) Following the revelation that it is at the centre of a $13 million deleted, along with those of other GNRD staff, shortly after Norwegian media began taking an...
  • 9th December 2010
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    Readers of this blog may recall an incident last June when Sudan's Public Order Police, whose role includes enforcing "morality", arrested a couple of dozen people at a fashion show in Khartoum. Yesterday, seven of the male models were convicted of "indecency" – for wearing...
  • 13th July 2010
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has protested at the suspension of of the Sudanese daily newspaper, al-Intibaha. Last week the paper received a phone call from the Security and National Intelligence Service saying it had been suspended indefinitely and its latest edition would...
  • 27th June 2010
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    About two dozen people were arrested in Sudan on Thursday night as they emerged from a fashion show. Those arrested included male and female amateur models as well as make-up artists and others who had provided the clothes. So far, there has been no official explanation from the Public Order...
  • 17th May 2010
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    Egyptian security forces shot and killed another Sudanese migrant on Saturday night as he tried to cross the border into Israel. Adam Ali Mohamed, 38, was hit three times after reportedly ignoring a call to stop. More than 60 migrants have died at the hands of border guards since...
  • 21st April 2010
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    Top-heavy: the ill-fated Salam Boccaccio ferry Four years after the Red Sea ferry, Salam Boccaccio, sank with the loss of more than 1,000 lives, there are at last signs of a crackdown on unseaworthy vessels in the area. Surprise inspections of...
  • 5th September 2009
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    A Facebook campaign, "We all together support the Sudanese journalist Lubna" has so far attracted more than 6,000 supporters. Lubna Hussein is due to go on trial in Khartoum on Monday, charged with wearing "indecent" clothing – namely, trousers. If found guilty she will probably be...